Renaissance Star Reading®

Keep every student on track for the high levels of literacy they need for success in school and in life with a comprehensive reading assessment. For universal screening, progress monitoring, goal setting, and more.

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Award-winning K–12 reading assessment

From struggling reader to high achiever

With Star Reading, you don’t need different tests for different populations—one comprehensive assessment provides all the insights needed to guide literacy growth for emergent readers, struggling readers, English Learners, and high achievers. From skills data for day-to-day instruction to year-over-year growth, Star Reading helps educators accelerate learning for all.

Accurate

See how your students are progressing toward mastery of state standards. Star Reading is highly predictive of performance on state reading tests.

Targeted

Get more than a score. View students’ mastery of specific skills or state standards, what they’re ready to learn, and related instructional resources.

Trusted

Star Reading is highly rated by the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) for academic screening and academic progress monitoring.

Quick

Reduce your testing footprint with an innovative, computer-adaptive assessment that takes the average student only 19 minutes to complete.

Actionable data at your fingertips

Star Reading transforms assessment data into action steps for educators, giving teachers helpful insights and tools to strengthen classroom instruction.

View an entire class’s achievement and growth data on a single graph, so you can easily group similar students for small-group instruction.

For each instructional group, Star Reading uses the score range and median score to automatically recommend skills students are ready to learn.

View an entire class’s achievement and growth data on a single graph, so you can easily group similar students for small-group instruction.

For each instructional group, Star Reading uses the score range and median score to automatically recommend skills students are ready to learn.

One assessment, many uses

Personalize instruction and target support

Placement tests

Eradicate over-testing by eliminating separate placement tests for each instructional program. Star Reading can help place students into content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Edmentum™, Classworks®, and more. Plus, Star Reading fully integrates with Renaissance Accelerated Reader®.

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College entrance exams

As early as sixth grade, Star Reading helps you identify students who may need additional support to get on track for college and career readiness. See how students are progressing toward the ACT benchmarks for reading and English as well as the SAT benchmark for evidence-based writing.

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State linking studies for Star Assessments

Forecast students’ future performance Wisconsin summative tests

With Star, you can forecast which students are on track to perform well on your state’s summative test as early as fall—giving you ample time to intervene early and help get all students on track for success.

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The student experience

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Word Knowledge and Skills

Star Reading measures students’ knowledge and understanding of vocabulary, as well as their ability to apply vocabulary strategies.
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